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>> people i spoke to said that the wreckage found had been planted. >> translator: it's not true. a lot of things would have been easy to find, but they didn't find them, like the chairs, baggage and other stuff much lighter. >> translator: during this time we cannot believe anything. because the aircraft is gps.
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the airline doesn't want us to know the truth. that's why we can't believe them. >> independence only the malaysians confirmed that that piece was from the missing flight mh 370 where does this leave the investigation going forward, what happens next? >> reporter: well, i think the fact that the french investigators have not been as categoric as the malaysian government is fueling the suspicions of the families. when you speak to these people. it's quite clear the huge sort of psychological toll the last 16 months has had on them. this is something they think about when they wake up in the morning, it's the last thing they think about before they go to sleep. it's had a huge toll and strain on these people, which is why they have become hostage if you like, to every sort of fanciful theory going about what could have happened to mh 370.
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the fact that only one piece of wreckage has been found is proof that the search must go on. these families will get a chance to put some of those questions at another meeting in beijing on friday morning when a senior official of malaysian airli meet families and relatives of the missing. it's going to be, it's fair to assume, a heated, angry and emotional encounter. >> all right. thank you for that from beijing. the to ban has bombed the truck at an afghan forces base killing six people. three soldiers and three civilians were killed in that explosion. dozens of others were injured. the nigeria based arms group has kidnapped 135 people. boko haram killed at least eight people. cameroon is part of a regional
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force fighting that group. we are joined live from the nigerian capital to tell us first what you know about the kidnappings. >> reporter: well, the kidnapping happened shortly after some villages were attacked in northern cameroon. nine people were killed in that village. locals are telling us that more than a hundred people, roughly 135 people have been taken away or abducted by boko haram fighters after the attack on these villages. we are seeing how boko haram continue to abduct people. although the last few months we have seen how the military have succeeded bringing the captains from boko haram. >> what are authorities or even nigerian authorities saying about the thousands of nigerians that have been sent back to their country from cameroon? what reasons are being given?
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>> well, largely it's a bit of a concern for the cameroon authorities after a spate of suicide bombings in the northern cities and other places. last week the authorities arrested three people including some nigerians including a nigerian who they said was arrested with bomb-making equipment, trying to access some locations. so the authorities are really concerned that among the 12 to 17,000 nigerians taking shelter in cameroon, they could be boko haram hiding within that community. they deported 2,000 already. but nigerian authorities are saying the numbers are higher than that. we are seen how the emergency management agency are reporting
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that more than a thousand people have been on the border following recent upsurge and suspicion on the part of cameroon that some nigerians some boko haram elements hiding there are actually members of boko haram. seven civilians have been killed in fallujah after a market was hit by shelling. locals are hit in the cross fire between isil fires and the iraqi army trying to recapture it. civilian casualties are rising. just a warning some viewers may find some images disturbing. >> reporter: in fallujah bullets and bombs don't discrimination. and the wounds have only grown deeper.
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residents say the young are now just as likely a target as the old. civilians of all ages are under siege from both isil and the iraqi army. >> translator: look at this, this happened as a result of artillery shelling by the army. look at this, are we terrorists waging the war? are these innocent children waging war? this is my daughter, she's dead now. what did she do to deserve this. >> reporter: many parents who thought the hardest trial would be surviving the war are now faced with a far crueler fate, surviving their children. >> translator: we are in a dire situation here. we can't go outside the city limits. my son here has a small daughter who got killed by the shelling. she was a year and two months old. this is our condition now. we want medication, proper
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surgery. >> reporter: even hospitals are caught in the cross fire. >> translator: we are entering the second year of this crisis. we are not treating terrorists, we are treating babies, infants. we need more doctors. >> reporter: instead, just days later, this sanctuary for the sick was turned into a casualty of war. here moments after being shelled, the hospital's corridor is line with broken glass as smoke billows through the air. a medic searches for injured patients and wounded colleagues. homes are no safer. in this video a man decries the killing of an entire family. enraged at iraqi officials that are providing them with more destruction than protection. walking through the house he says was destroyed by government
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bombing raidings, he points out all the blood stains. we can't find the young kid under the rubble. they say they are targeting isil. where is isil in here? are young children somehow now affiliated with isil in more expressions of pain come from this graveyard, two sisters their mother and aunt are laid to rest. while the offensive may have only started a few weeks ago for residents of fallujah war is too familiar. for over the decade it's been the scene of insurgencies and many feel caught in a never-ending conflict. iraqi government leaders who vowed to defeat isil in fallujah say they have arrived at the moment of truth. families in fallujah worried that promise means they will fails more fighting and their reality will become far more
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heroing. hiroshima marked the moments it was flattened by an atomic bomb with prayers silence and calls to abolish nuclear weapons. thousands gathered to remember that attack. >> reporter: for decades he kept the most haunting images. in recent years he's been committing his memories to canvass, memories dominated by the image of a baby in a pile of bodyies. >> translator: the baby was facing up with its arms extended like this. for me, this baby represented the a-bomb. it seemed totally unscathed, as if somebody placed it there. such cruelty.
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>> reporter: bomb that pulverized the city was 8:15, august 6, 1945. 70 years later, a minute silence. and a message from japan's prime minister that the one country to be attacked with nuclear weapons would continue to work for their eradication. >> translator: japan intends to renew its efforts to bring about a world outnuclear weapons, with the cooperation of nuclear and nonnuclear powers. >> reporter: the aircraft that delivered barely unimaginable destruction was named for the pilot's mother. for the people of hire row shima, it was hell. the figure would rise to 140,000
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by the end of the year. hiroshima didn't cease to exist. life went on and the city was rebuilt. its current mayor called nuclear weapons evil and to praise japan's passivist constitution. while the prime minister wants to loosen the restrictions on his military listened on. events are still influencing japan's politics today. as the average age of the survivors are past 80 for the first time this year, organizers say it's the last major anniversary at which significant numbers of them remain alive. a last opportunity to pass on their experiences for future generations. many are doing just that. in the peace park beneath the ruined dome that stands in permanent memorial, and in kego's case, through art.
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his old school friends convinced him to paint the horrors. now he says they are all dead and nobody left to tell him he did them proud. still ahead on the program education inequality. we'll tell you about the daily battle for south sudan's girls to get to school. and the sounds of the underground calls silenced as it causes chaos for commuters.
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angry relatives of the victims of malaysia airlines mh 370 stormed the beijing office. they do not believe the air wing fragment belonged to the malaysian plane. that's despite the government confirms that the piece was from the missing boeing 777. civilians have been killed in fallujah. people are caught in the cross fire between isil fighters and iraqi army. isil swept through the city in january last year. iraqi forces are trying to recapture it. tens of thousands of people gather in japan to mark the 70th anniversary of the hiroshima atomic bombing. it killed 140,000 people. more than 200 people trying to cross the mediterranean in an
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overcrowded fishing boat are fears to have drowned. the vessel capsized off the libyan coast. about 400 people were rescued. >> reporter: plucked from the mediterranean, a family reaches safety. this one-year-old girl is taken on to a rescue boat where medical teams are standing by. she's alive but the trauma of the experience is etched on her face. she is among hundreds of migrants packed on a fishing boat which capsized. it issued a distress call less than 30 kilometers off the libyan coast. rescuers from the italian coast guard, irish navy and doctors without borders arrived to see the boat overturned. many rushed to one side of the boat causing it to capsize.
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what followed was a furious search and rescue operation. helicopters and merchant ships joined in. they have saved hundreds of people and also recovered many bodies. it's unclear exactly how many people were on board the overloaded boat. but what is clear what drove their decision to get on. >> there are no other routes for these people to flee from the conflicts. it's over 60% of the people making this journey across the mediterranean fleeing from conflict in afghanistan syria is a mall yeah, political strife. they are risking life and limb to make this incredibly dangerous voyage. >> more than 2000 migrants have died attempting to reach europe by boat. as rescuers comb the waters, they know this won't be the last
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time. the u.s. president is appealing for americans to back the iranian nuclear deal saying without it, there will be war in the middle east. barack obama presented his case at the american university, where john f. kennedy gave his famousfamous nonproliferation speech. >> the battle lines are drown. >> it's a good deal. >> result israel prime minister rallied people. on wednesday president obama rallied his people. >> every nation that has commented publicly with the exception of israeli government has expressed support. i recognize the prime minister netanyahu disagrees. disagrees strongly. i do not doubt his sincerity.
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but i believe he is wrong. >> reporter: the president warned if congress blocks u.s. sanctions from being lifted, it could lead to war with iran. those opposed to the deal were the ones who pushed for the war in iraq. he's making a new argument, an economic one. >> we have to cut off countries like china from the american financial system. since they are major purchasers of our debt, such actions could trigger severe disruptions in our own economy and by the way raise questions about the dollar's role as the federal reserve currency. >> i would say most members left here with greater concerns about the inspection regime than they
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came in with. >> reporter: the key to getting congressional support is getting their voices heard. the student whose watched the speech in the building next to where the president spoke said he convinced them. but he has to do more than that. >> there is a facebook group that's au against the iran deal. i think i set up one for the iran deal. >> i will definitely send a small e-mail to my congressperson. >> now the fight is on for e-mails and phone calls. not yes, sir ringing off the hook for all members on capitol hill. >> thank you very much. >> both leaders know if they are going to win, that is going to have to change and in their favor. south sudan's education is in crisis. unicef says only 10% of all children will complete primary
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school. but girls in particular face the most obstacles. >> reporter: a pair of socks and shoes might be lena's most precious possession. when they fall apart and doesn't have the money to replace them, she can't walk the four hours to and from her primary school. >> translator: when i can't come to school, i get very upset. i cry for days for my mom to get me socks and shoes. >> reporter: at 17, she's older than most of her classmates. but she's determined to keep learning and her mother is supportive. she works with her selling at the market. then attends school for three hours in the afternoon. >> translator: i'm only focusing on ensuring my mom's efforts are not in vein. sometimes we sleep with empty
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stomachs. >> reporter: if she can finish primary school it will be an accomplishment most never achieve in south sudan. unicef says less than 10% of all children will complete primary school. getting families to simply enroll their girls remains an obstacle. 35% of students in the country are girls. >> they look at us. so it is more or less useless they only focus on the boys getting the education. >> reporter: the deputy head master says after south sudan seceded, the government made promises to improve the educational system. there were hopes of a new curriculum, more schools and supplies and better teacher training. instead, he says students have no textbooks and teachers struggle with delap dated schools and overcrowded
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classrooms. the civil war has erased the small gains made. the battle is personal. each school day she's mighting to get anfightingto get an education. aid agencies are scrambling to help more than a quarter million people affected by flooding. among the unusually heavy monsoon rains the back area of the country is being submerged in floodwater. about 75 people have died. >> translator: all the people have elderly to high ground and taken other things with them. i'm staying not so much to rescue my belongings, but to help when something happens. a foreign minister met counterparts from south korea and japan. they are part of the regional
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forum whose 27 members are also meeting. tensions over the south china sea have dominated talks this week in the malaysian capital. celebrations being held in egypt for the widening of the suez canal. the presidents and palestinian territories have been invited to the opening ceremony. the $8.5 billion expansion project allows ships to pass each other without waiting in a one-way system. >> reporter: as one of the world's greatest engineering achievements the original suez canal opened 150 years ago. it reduced the journey time between europe and asia around the horn of africa by 6,000 kilometers and been a major strategic importance sings. it's highly profitable. the reason why the egyptian government built another one
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allowing for two-way traffic. the 72-kilometer second canal was completed in 12 months, employing thousands including soldiers working around the clock. it's cost egypt $8.5 billion. the government is hoping to get big returns. this year revenue from the suez canal reached $7.3 billion. they are aiming to double that figure in eight years. they also want to more than double the number of ships making the journey every day from 40 to 97. it's a project the government hopes will be a symbol of the new egypt. >> drivers on london trains are on strike. this is the second time in a month. unions are unhappy at conditions offered to drivers working on the new night tube service. >> reporter: the strike starting on wednesday isn't the first time the current dispute has closed london's underground stations. less than a month ago there was
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a 24 hour stoppage. traffic into central london was almost at a stand still with many people walking long distances to get to work. as the latest tube strike causes more chaos many wonder why london grinds to a halt at times like this. >> one of the hidden problems of london, most the streets, they are very few big wide boulevards or avenues you find in other big cities. as a result, the capacity of buses, cars and other forms of transport to make up for the closed underground is limited. >> and that means scenes like this commuters waiting hours to get on to a bus. this has an economic effect. particularly in terms of loss business for central london service industries. last year the london chamber of commerce said the cost to london's economy of a tube strike was $75 million a day. now some experts say new technology means people can work
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remotely, so the damage is reduced. but perhaps the greatest impact is simply the headache caused to the 4 million people who use the underground network every day to get around. >> to get home, get my child from child care. there is congestion, crowds of people. very hard to get home. >> i'm not able to get into work tomorrow. so i will have to make other arrangements and take my work home with me. >> it's inconvenient. >> the unions involved deny they are holding city to ran some. they say the short pain is less damaging than rushing through poorly planned night shifts. >> we think it's a good idea, if it's staffed safely. they are asking people to cover more nights, more weekends, people aren't having it. >> nobody was available for
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comment. they have apologized to the public for the disruption. but they may not be the last time we see travel chaos across the capital. just a reminder, you can keep up to date with all the latest news on our website who they say brutally assaulted them. >> grabbed me around my neck and he told me he was going to. [ beep ] me. >> what we heard in the videos made us get to a plane to michigan. it was the starting point of our investigation in to the treatment of youth in the adult criminal justice system. >> we are now on the record. this goes the videotape deposition of john doe number one. >> and it began with an inmate that we'll be referring to as john doe one. >> 10:20 a.m. >> describe the weapon? >> it was about three inches long an